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Lakefront House Overlooking Lake Travis/Sandy Creek

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,640 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Lakefront house, pet-friendly

Panoramic view of Lake Travis and the Sandy Creek valley offers private viewing and dining on multiple decks. Nearby boat ramp and private boat dock provides easy access to Lake Travis. Open living area is suitable for multiple fun activities and dancing. 40 inch LCD/HD TV and Wi-Fi available. Ceiling fans and large, operable windows provide a cool breeze. Concrete floors and an outside shower add to the charm. Live oak trees surround the house and provide a cool relief from the Texas sun. All the comforts of home are provided; 2011 front end loader washer and dryer, gas stove, electric oven, dishwasher, disposal, BBQ pit, central air and heat. The fishing is great off the end of our dock.


Owner
Henry
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Henry

I am originally from Corpus Christi and followed my future wife to the Austin area. We have lived in the Texas Hill Country at Lake Travis for 30 years. I am a 25 year employee of a Lake Travis water utility and my wife is a social worker. I am blessed with having a wonderful family, career and community. We would love to share this special place with you.

Henry purchased this house in 2000

Why Henry chose Lake Travis

There is something special about living by the water. For us, it is Lake Travis, hearing the fish splash in the lake, seeing a Great-horned Owl soar overhead at dusk, speeding on top of the waves on Lake Travis, enjoying the refreshing water. And then, being so close to downtown Austin. It is easy to ride the train or drive into town.

What makes this house unique

What I love about our home is the privacy and natural beauty surrounding it. Outside dining and relaxing in a nature lover's paradise.

Amenities

Jonestown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , See the stars as you shower.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with new mattress and bathroom attached.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin XL and new mattresses.
    Other (See Description) - 2 full size couches and 1 roll away bed.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) twin XL
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
City of Jonestown park within 1 mile of house with the following amenities; childrens' playscape, 3 boat ramps, basketball court, baseball field, volleyball court, tennis court, covered picnic areas, charcoal grills, fishing areas along the shore, no wake zone swimming area, no overnight camping. At the house, access to 2 kayaks, boat dock, fishing equipment, safe descent to the lake.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Lakefront House Overlooking Lake Travis/Sandy Creek
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
5

The best property in Austin for a relaxing stay by the lake

  • 5 of 5

I wish that I had found this property years ago. We have been coming back to Austin for several years to escape the Seattle winter and have stayed at multiple properties. This is by far the best one. It has magnificent views, the house is bright and open with the parents retreat separated from the kids. Henry is a very gracious host and always willing to help out with any questions or needs. The lake access is for adults or grown children but once there, you can kayak, swim or fish. The sunsets and fireflies are a great way to get the kids away from their screens. Highly recommend that you stay at this property next time you are in Austin.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plano, TX
5

Relaxing getaway, with great view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (plus two dogs) enjoyed a few days in this lovely, quiet house. It was clean and very well-equipped, and the communication with Henry, leading up to our stay, was easy and efficient.

The thoughtfulness of the owners was wonderful - a well stocked kitchen, water and food bowls left out for our dogs, firewood and a bag of ice in the freezer!

The view over the lake was stunning and we loved sitting out on the back deck and enjoying it. The accessibility of the dock (although we didn't have a boat) was great for fishing and we took the kayaks out each day.

Overall we had a great stay and would love to come back - thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the view too!! So glad you enjoyed our home and kayaks. Lake Travis at the Sandy Creek arm is calm and peaceful which is great for kayaking, swimming and fishing.
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5

Great place to stay !

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything Henry said it would be ! Plenty of parking for 3 boats and trucks !

Very convenient to boat ramp ,stores and gas stations ! Henry was very accessible and helpful ! Thank you !

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! It is wonderful to see the Jonestown Park full of fishermen and fisherwomen for the tournament. We are hoping your participation was a success!
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Austin, Texas
5

Great place for a Lake retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for a short lake getaway trip and found the house to be clean, well provisioned, comfortable and with great amenities. We were supplied with wood for the fire pit, a the gas grill for outdoor food and two kayaks for some great time on the lake. The bluff is quiet and secluded - perfect for a family.

We had no problem with the stairs down to the boat dock - just be careful as you would down any stairway.

The view of the lake in the morning was stunning. When the temperature is cool and the sun hits the lake you see mist spectacular. We live in Austin ourselves so having a place near the lake for a quick staycation is wonderful.

Henry made sure we were settled in and his communication was great. Thanks for a great stay. We'd come again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so appreciative of others' enjoying their stay. The description of the fog is one of the beautiful views of our beloved Lake Travis. We welcome your return!
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5

Wonderful house for family and on quiet part of lake

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a lot of homes for vacations. This particular home is one of our best picks-great house, boat dock and quiet area of Lake Travis.

Henry is available to all needs and questions. He has supplied everything you could possibly need right down to a bag of ice in the freezer for your ice chest on arrival. The house is very clean and modern.There are bedrooms on each side with a common area in the middle. We found this to be right for our families when staying here. Privacy and quiet no matter who wants to be up or sleeping.

I feel I need to comment about the descent down to the boat dock. It is steep and quite a distance if you have any difficulties with stairs or walking disabilities. The stairway is VERY solid and secure, we never felt like we would fall. There is a handrail for the entire way. The boat dock is as described, ramp very close at a nice park. There is a place to park trailer on the property. We were there over the Labor Day weekend but still not that busy.

Overall, would recommend this rental to families. Lots of area outside for cooking and gathering.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great feedback! We thank you for your comments and hope you will return! We try to inform our guests when we speak by phone prior to their securing our rental property about the steep descent to the lake. The height above the lake is great for a panoramic view of the lake and an opportunity for exercise, but we realize it is difficult for many. And what is more amazing....Henry built the stairs and decks which was a huge improvement from using a rope to descend! We have tried to make the descent as safe as possible and have a sitting area mid-way for our guests to rest if they need to. The adventures of Lake Travis.
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San Antonio, TX
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is really unique and we could tell that the owners spent a lot of time making it special. Loved the décor and the little touches, like the dog pads and dog bowls in place when we arrived because we had shared that we were bringing our small family members. Great experience, and the fact that the lake was nice and full was a real bonus! The boat dock worked out really well for leaving our ski boat tied up through the week, and the extra area was excellent for staging water toys.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We, too, enjoy our little gem on Lake Travis. Come back soon!
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Map

Barton Springs Pool
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Volente Beach
Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Oasis Restaurant/Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Crystal Falls, Leander, Texas
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Capitol Metro Lakeline Terminal
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
183A
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Parraines Cajun Restaurant
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Volente Beach Water Park
Car: recommended

A leisure drive to the train depot allows guests to park and ride the train into downtown Austin to enjoy music, shopping and sightseeing. Austin is a hip and trendy city with the cultural charm of the southwest. Events at the Cedar Park Center are available for hockey fans, music lovers and thrill seekers. Enjoying walks with your dog on our newly built greenbelt trails and the Sandy Creek valley is a must. Kayaking, swimming and boating from the boat dock below the lake house provides privacy and adventure. Balcones Canyonland Preserve is located 15 minutes along the Hill Country Trail provides more hiking and bird watching. Sitting on the deck, listening and watching the birds will make a birdwatcher out of anyone. All of you fishermen, must know this is a great area for white and Guadalupe bass fishing and our dock sits in a no wake zone. By boat you can easily travel to Cafe Blue, Carlos n Charlie's, Johnny Fins, Volente Water Park, Mansfield Dam, Hippie Hollow and Windy Point. Our local organic farmers, in Cedar Park, provide excellent, certified organic vegetables on Saturdays and they are located within a 15 minutes from Jonestown. Two kayaks are available for your pleasure, and fishing gear, too.

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Rates & Availability

Jonestown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,750
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/one time $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning is a one time fee and the pet fee is per pet.

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